A Solon Police report provides more information on the burglary that preceded a 27-year-old man's suicide.
A 27-year-old Westlake man who killed himself on Jan. 31 was found with thousands of dollars in jewelry and valuables that were taken recently from a Solon home, according to Solon Police. Lt. Bruce Felton of the Solon Police said they do not know yet whether Andrew Baumgartner, 27, had stolen the valuables from the Solon residence or if he had obtained them later on. Felton said that detectives are investigating. Baumgartner killed himself Jan. 30 after a confrontation with a Medina County sheriff's deputy. He shot himself in the woods, and valuables from the Solon home were found in a bag in his possession. According to a Solon Police report, A 63-year-old resident of Rollingbrook Trail in Solon reported on Jan. 30 that $35,100 worth of …
A 27-year-old Westlake man was found dead in possession of valuables taken from a Solon home, reports the Plain Dealer.
A 27-year-old Westlake man wanted for a theft in Solon shot himself to death as he was being pursued by law enforcement, according to the Plain Dealer. Andrew Baumgartner was nearly arrested by a Medina County sheriff's deputy after he was found wandering down I-271 on Jan. 31 with a loaded gun, the newspaper reports. Baumgartner escaped from the deputy and ran into the woods. After setting up a perimeter and searching for him, authorities found him dead in the woods with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the newspaper. In his bag were jewelry and watches that were taken from a Solon home on Jan. 30. Solon Police reportedly planned to search Baumgartner's car, which was left on I-271. Read the full story at the Plain Dealer.